Japanese Language Resources


Resources for Teachers
Web Japan

Web Japan is a great place to start for students doing research on topics ranging from traditional culture and history to trends and technology! This website features fact sheets, articles on new topics, and videos that are all arranged into categories for easy searching. Also make sure to check out Niponica Magazine while you are there. The web-based publication features  issues on a wide variety of Japan-related topics and incorporates high quality photographs in each article.

Kids Web Japan

For parents and teachers looking to introduce younger kids to Japanese culture, the “Kids Web Japan” site provides animated folk-tale story books, online games, and much more! This is a useful resource for every style of learning! One of the most popular sections is called “Meet the Kids” and features Japanese students sharing experiences from their daily lives.

Teaching Tuesday

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)’s “Teaching Tuesday” Facebook posts highlight fascinating examples of Japanese culture. The resulting collection of PDF’s make for excellent handouts for teachers, bite-sized pieces for students doing self-study.

Japan Foundation LOS Angeles

The Japan Foundation has compiled a comprehensive list of popular online teaching resources called Teaching Resources, both from the Japan Foundation and from other organizations.

Embassy of Japan School Visit Program

Embassy of Japan Educational Program

We welcome high school and university student groups to the Embassy for presentations with a focus on Japan-US relations, the Embassy of Japan’s mission, and Japan’s public diplomacy and outreach efforts. Additional policy-focused presentations may also be available upon request.

Japan Information & Culture Center

JICC Educational Program

For presentations on Japanese culture, or living and working in Japan, our Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) offers educational programs for students 3rd grade and up.

Japan Information & Culture Center

JICC Item Loan Program

The JICC has a selection of Japanese items available for loan free of charge to residents of the Washington D.C. Metro Area. (Please contact your local Consulate-General of Japan if you live elsewhere.)


The DC area offers many free programs to bring Japan into the classroom. If you are outside of the DC area, check with your local consulate or Japan-America society for similar programs.

Japan in a suit case

Japan-In-A-Suitcase , run by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC, is an educational program that visits schools, libraries, and culture fairs to present on Japanese culture and to offer hands-on activities.


The JET Ambassadors Program brings alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching program to DC, MD, and VA schools to share their experiences of Japan through interactive presentations.